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First let me say that the money I spent to view the best wrestling on the planet was well worth it. However, I do have a couple minor complaints. These are meant as constructive criticism so please let’s keep it civil. 

1. The Ad banners - it was really annoying to have my screen size reduced probably by more than 50% for ads. Maybe there was a way around this but I wasn’t smart enough to figure it out. I expect advertisements for free content, but for a paid subscription, I should not be forced to constantly view a reduced screen. For $30, I get 3 months of Netflix ad free. I’m even ok with adding the commercials during the break to get them extra revenue, but the ad banner was too much imo.

2. Announcing - I love the knowledge Hrovat brings of international experience, and I loved hearing some of his stories and insight. But he really needs to learn when to stop going off on a tangent and call the match. The stories are good in between matches or when two foreign wrestlers are in a boring match, but he was literally telling stories when American wrestlers were in the middle of a scramble in a tight match! IMO it was really distracting from the match

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Just now, Eagle26 said:

First let me say that the money I spent to view the best wrestling on the planet was well worth it. However, I do have a couple minor complaints. These are meant as constructive criticism so please let’s keep it civil. 

1. The Ad banners - it was really annoying to have my screen size reduced probably by more than 50% for ads. Maybe there was a way around this but I wasn’t smart enough to figure it out. I expect advertisements for free content, but for a paid subscription, I should not be forced to constantly view a reduced screen. For $30, I get 3 months of Netflix ad free. I’m even ok with adding the commercials during the break to get them extra revenue, but the ad banner was too much imo.

2. Announcing - I love the knowledge Hrovat brings of international experience, and I loved hearing some of his stories and insight. But he really needs to learn when to stop going off on a tangent and call the match. The stories are good in between matches or when two foreign wrestlers are in a boring match, but he was literally telling stories when American wrestlers were in the middle of a scramble in a tight match! IMO it was really distracting from the match

Agree on both counts. Even worse are the ads that play-- several decibels over the broadcast-- when you look at the dashboard.

They also have just one set of announcers, not one for each mat.

Also, they keep making you sign back in. 

Overall: There was no other way to see the matches, but Track is pretty horrible. I wish I had gotten a VPN instead.

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5 minutes ago, The Genius said:

Wait, you guys pay and still get ads whilst the rest of the world doesn't pay and gets an ad-free experience?

That's ridiculous. 

Two sets of ads! One is akin to TV ads, a commercial break. But the second set is worse: Ear curdling ads that blare when you look at the dashboard  to see what matches are on the various mats.

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Yes, they need someone to actually call the matches: provide insight and analysis of the matches as they are unfolding.

Hrovat loves telling stories and taking a super wide angle lens on the sport even while important action is occurring on the mat.   He would literally not stop his story if the two best wrestlers in the weight were in a flurry.  I think he really wants to be a grandfather who sits in his rocking chair and tells tales: "I remember back in the day when I was in Dagestan and eating borscht with Sadulaev and this guy came up to our table and challenged the World Champ to a thumb wrestling match; well let me tell you what happened. . . . "  Meanwhile, Sadulaev cartwheeled over his opponent on the mat and then threw him for 5 but Hrovat missed the action and kept reminiscing. 

I finally watched the matches on Track without the sound of the announcers.

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4 hours ago, dmm53 said:

Yes, they need someone to actually call the matches: provide insight and analysis of the matches as they are unfolding.

Hrovat loves telling stories and taking a super wide angle lens on the sport even while important action is occurring on the mat.   He would literally not stop his story if the two best wrestlers in the weight were in a flurry.  I think he really to be a grandfather who sits in his rocking chair and tells tales: "I remember back in the day when I was in Dagestan and eating borscht with Sadulaev and this guy came up to our table and challenged the World Champ to a thumb wrestling match; well let me tell you happened. . . . "  Meanwhile, Sadulaev cartwheeled over his opponent on the mat and then threw him for 5 but Hrovat missed the action and kept reminiscing. 

I finally watched the matches on Track without the sound of the announcers.

Exactly! He would be great as a guest for a wrestling podcast or something like that. He just needs to learn how to call a match or they need to find someone else. 

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44 minutes ago, pa in taiwan said:

I'm wondering if the announcers I heard on the UWW website (I live overseas) were the same as on Track wrestling.  Does anyone know?

They were definitely not. The UWWs were much better - more announcing action, less cheering and tangents.

I paid for track but switched to the UWW feed like 3 days in to get away from the announcers.

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